Todd McFarlane to appear with actor and Mayhem creator Tyrese Gibson at San Diego Comic-Con ’09

McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane himself will be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. McFarlane has expanded its presence at the con by teaming up with other key retailers that will be exhibiting, and are planning exclusive figures, comics, artist signings, giveaways, panels and a first look at upcoming figure lines.

Here is a list of events the company is planning so far (This is expected to be updated as the Con gets closer):

Panel Schedule
Get the inside scoop on all things McFarlane. From toys, to comics and movies, Todd is going to tell you all about his current projects.

The Image Comics Show
Friday, July 24 from 11:30-12:30
Todd McFarlane will be joining his fellow Image Partners, including Tyrese Gibson and many more special guests. Gibson teamed up with McFarlane to drop the limited series comic by the name of Mayhem.

Todd McFarlane Signing Schedule

Friday, July 24 from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Image Comics, booth #2729
Head to the Image Comics’ booth (#2729) for an autograph signing with Todd and the other Image Comic Book creators and partners.

Todd McFarlane Grifball Signing
Friday, July 24 from 5:30 to 7PM.
Entertainment Earth/Toys ‘R’ Us, booth #2343
Toys “R” Us and Entertainment Earth are hosting a Todd McFarlane signing. While you are there, don’t miss your chance to get the Toys “R” Us Exclusive Halo Grifball Spartan by McFarlane Toys.

Convention Exclusives
Exclusive, limited edition items that you can only get at the Con.

Haunt Preview Comic Book
Todd McFarlane Productions, booth #2729
Get a copy of this limited edition, exclusive, 16-page preview of the upcoming Haunt book by McFarlane and Kirkman.

Halo Grifball Exclusive Action Figure
Toys ‘R’ Us and Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343
This Spartan features the highly coveted Recon armor, plus bomb, gravity hammer and sword hilt accessories. The Grifball Spartan is limited to 6,000 pieces.

McFarlane will also be selling other comics at their booth, including the following trade paperbacks:

Spawn: Origins Vol. 1
Reprints the stories and artwork by Todd McFarlane himself, that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Vol. 1 includes the introduction of Spawn, and a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.

Spawn: Endgame Volume 1
Features the all-new Spawn and the return of award winning Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane to his flagship title along with combined talent of Whilce Portacio (WetWorks) and Brian Holguin (Spawn: Godslayer). This volume reprints the sold out, monumental Spawn issues 185-190: of the Spawn: Endgame story arc. This milestone in the Spawn saga re-imagines the classic character as only Spawn’s creator Todd McFarlane can.

McFarlane will be announcing more details leading up to the con.

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